More books! This one’s a thriller from David Shepherd, Resurrecting Randi.
When college professor Travis Harrison meets the copper-headed seductress, Layla Sommers, the two are drawn together with a fierce attraction – a desperate need as impossible as it is inevitable. Layla reminds Travis of his deceased daughter, Randi, and after Layla attempts suicide, he brings her into his home. There, despite her wild mood swings and overt seductiveness, there also come moments of remarkable love and compassion which help Travis come to terms with the truth surrounding his daughter’s death.
Ultimately, however, Layla’s volatile behavior costs Travis his career and his marriage; she even frames him with a murder.
The novel opens – and closes – with Travis parked on the side of a cold and desolate highway. He hasn’t seen Layla for a year and is waiting for her to emerge from a remote psychiatric center. He holds a gun in his hand…